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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #300 on: April 16, 2019, 11:14:45 PM »
I found a new petty reason today for being FIREd.

My sister is staying with me and working remotely. I went to sleep late yesterday catching up on some recorded shows I missed while out of town...so I woke up around 11am. I am FIREd already.

She made a snarky comment along the lines of "if I got up that late I would feel like I wasted the day".

I replied "I don't care, I don't have anyone to report to."

She said she would keep her words to herself in the future.

Priceless...

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #301 on: April 17, 2019, 10:53:56 AM »
So I don't have to change 6 passwords every month to different systems,  that all have a different format requirement......

(having just been prompted to change another one......)

This. So much this. I worked from home the other day and spent five minutes just guessing at passwords until I got the correct one.

But I am especially excited to be free from tracking and billing my time in six minute increments.

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« Reply #302 on: April 17, 2019, 11:19:51 AM »
I found a new petty reason today for being FIREd.

My sister is staying with me and working remotely. I went to sleep late yesterday catching up on some recorded shows I missed while out of town...so I woke up around 11am. I am FIREd already.

She made a snarky comment along the lines of "if I got up that late I would feel like I wasted the day".

I replied "I don't care, I don't have anyone to report to."

She said she would keep her words to herself in the future.

Priceless...

I've never understood that mentality anyway.  Why does nobody ever say "if I went to bed that early I would feel like I wasted the night"?  Nighttime hours are worth just as much as early morning ones, despite what people may think. 

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« Reply #303 on: April 17, 2019, 12:55:30 PM »
I found a new petty reason today for being FIREd.

My sister is staying with me and working remotely. I went to sleep late yesterday catching up on some recorded shows I missed while out of town...so I woke up around 11am. I am FIREd already.

She made a snarky comment along the lines of "if I got up that late I would feel like I wasted the day".

I replied "I don't care, I don't have anyone to report to."

She said she would keep her words to herself in the future.

Priceless...

I've never understood that mentality anyway.  Why does nobody ever say "if I went to bed that early I would feel like I wasted the night"?  Nighttime hours are worth just as much as early morning ones, despite what people may think.

Ha ha... that was one of my responses to her as well.

I am on the east coast and recovering from being on west coast time but I have never been a morning person.

I woke up late again today and she made no comments. #winning

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #304 on: April 18, 2019, 12:58:59 PM »
My petty reasons: to get a dog.

OMG yes, this, times about a billion.  That, and making cookies, are the two most salient inner symbols I have for What I Want in my post-retirement life.

I absolutely cannot WAIT for the day when I will sit on my sofa cuddling my dog, while a batch of cookies bakes in the oven. 

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #305 on: April 18, 2019, 01:56:46 PM »
I hate dress shirts.

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« Reply #306 on: April 18, 2019, 03:34:56 PM »
I hate dress shirts.

+1.  I hate any shirt with a collar. 

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #307 on: April 19, 2019, 07:15:18 AM »
I miss my dog.  She's so snuggly in the morning and I hate having to cut our snuggle time short to get out of bed to get ready for work.
Boss:  You're late!
Me:  I was petting the dog!

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #308 on: April 19, 2019, 09:33:37 AM »
Petty reason #2 for me.   The idea of a "week-end". 


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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #309 on: April 19, 2019, 02:21:11 PM »
I dont want deal with the politics and pro/con of rewriting someone else's code. 

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #310 on: April 19, 2019, 02:32:29 PM »
I miss my dog.  She's so snuggly in the morning and I hate having to cut our snuggle time short to get out of bed to get ready for work.
Boss:  You're late!
Me:  I was petting the dog!

Reminded me of this Lunar Baboon comic: http://www.lunarbaboon.com/comics/soft.html

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #311 on: April 19, 2019, 03:27:15 PM »
I would like to be able to use my spare time productively like by buying a swimming pool, filling it with gold coins and swimming in it.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #312 on: April 19, 2019, 07:41:50 PM »
I wish to never hear one of my coworkers clipping his nails at his desk a few cubicles over.

Along those same lines, I look forward to not subjecting myself to sitting in an office with coworkers who refuse to stay home from work when they're clearly sick and contagious with some exotic strain of the flu bug.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #313 on: April 19, 2019, 07:56:31 PM »
Annoying laugh one girl makes. She does it all day long. Its like a partial laugh, almost an acknowledgment someone is talking to her, its not a real laugh. It is super fake and annoying to hear all day. If I say something I will probably be escorted out for harassing her so my best friend Bose takes care of it.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #314 on: April 20, 2019, 12:29:57 AM »
I wish to never hear one of my coworkers clipping his nails at his desk a few cubicles over.

You work with Wally? https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-04-19

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #315 on: April 20, 2019, 07:54:09 AM »
I wish to never hear one of my coworkers clipping his nails at his desk a few cubicles over.

You work with Wally? https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-04-19
Ha! I had the exact same reaction. Dilbert was rather timely yesterday.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #316 on: April 22, 2019, 07:59:36 AM »
I couldn't stand working with greedy, dishonest empty suits and/ or other morons...

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #317 on: April 22, 2019, 10:31:31 AM »
screw the government by paying A LOT less income tax.  I can live on less than what I currently pay in income tax currently.  Which means my income tax will drop to approximately 15% of what I'm currently paying.  And that number will drop even further, once I get to 65, as there are more tax credits available to those 65 and older (at least for now).

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #318 on: April 22, 2019, 01:03:17 PM »
I'm looking forward to showering less frequently. Honestly I really don't love showering, drying hair, being wet with wet towels etc. I do so now bc work and all and social hygiene acceptability and my hair looks horrendous without a shower. But....

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #319 on: April 22, 2019, 01:44:36 PM »
I got fed up of hiding the fact that I'm basically bone-idle.










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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #320 on: April 22, 2019, 06:48:44 PM »
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But I am especially excited to be free from tracking and billing my time in six minute increments.

This!

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #321 on: April 22, 2019, 07:38:49 PM »
Annoying laugh one girl makes. She does it all day long. Its like a partial laugh, almost an acknowledgment someone is talking to her, its not a real laugh. It is super fake and annoying to hear all day. If I say something I will probably be escorted out for harassing her so my best friend Bose takes care of it.

Whoa do we work in the same office? The woman who sits across from my cubical adds a huh huh huh after practically every sentence she says. I think she thinks shes clever/funny.  And she talks - a lot! Incredibly annoying.

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« Reply #322 on: April 22, 2019, 10:06:35 PM »
Annoying laugh one girl makes. She does it all day long. Its like a partial laugh, almost an acknowledgment someone is talking to her, its not a real laugh. It is super fake and annoying to hear all day. If I say something I will probably be escorted out for harassing her so my best friend Bose takes care of it.

Whoa do we work in the same office? The woman who sits across from my cubical adds a huh huh huh after practically every sentence she says. I think she thinks shes clever/funny.  And she talks - a lot! Incredibly annoying.

I have one who laughs like a hyena.  At everything.  We have an open plan, hotdesk situation, which means you can hear her from everywhere.

I just got back from 2 weeks of school holidays.  I had forgotten about the laugh.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #323 on: April 23, 2019, 01:50:30 AM »
To be able to not spend my days off thinking about how much there is to be done at work and how inconvenient it is to have a day (or several days) off.

And to be able to sleep without thinking of work issues.

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« Reply #324 on: April 23, 2019, 08:39:33 AM »


I have one who laughs like a hyena.  At everything.  We have an open plan, hotdesk situation, which means you can hear her from everywhere.

I just got back from 2 weeks of school holidays.  I had forgotten about the laugh.

We have one of these. It is piercing and feels like it's stabbing me in the brain. They keep moving her to different cubicles. Now she is near-ish me. GREAT.
(The worst part is when she is in the lunchroom early in the morning cackling when OMG I just want to get my damn coffee!)

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #325 on: April 24, 2019, 09:36:56 PM »
I need to make up for lost time dedicating 80% of my energy to my career so far. My job is great, though it suffers from many of the annoyances described in this thread. The mission is inspiring, but the organization is like a wounded beast. After a decade plus and several attempts to fix it from the inside, Ive stopped believing it can be fixed.

I want to do less, and do it well. Pursuit of a state of grace, rather than a rolling catastrophe. I want to stop being the funnel of conflict just to get my job done because everyone is double-booked.

I want to have time for myself on weekdays, so weekends and evenings can be for my family with my full attention.

Some of these feel petty because I may be giving up great achievements for them. It would be nice to look up at the moon and say my hardware landed there. But Im not sure its worth the personal cost.

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« Reply #326 on: April 24, 2019, 11:26:25 PM »
Too many petty reasons here are not petty at all.
Or maybe I am lost in translation...

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« Reply #327 on: April 25, 2019, 04:46:17 AM »
Too many petty reasons here are not petty at all.
Or maybe I am lost in translation...

So I can do my number two whenever my body signals it, without having to plan it around work meetings.


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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #328 on: April 25, 2019, 06:31:06 AM »
Too many petty reasons here are not petty at all.
Or maybe I am lost in translation...

So I can do my number two whenever my body signals it, without having to plan it around work meetings.

Or being embarrassed at stinking up the office.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #329 on: April 25, 2019, 11:17:52 AM »
Too many petty reasons here are not petty at all.
Or maybe I am lost in translation...

So I can do my number two whenever my body signals it, without having to plan it around work meetings.

Hey, this thread is for petty reasons, not potty reasons! (That said, I totally empathize!)

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #330 on: April 25, 2019, 11:39:04 AM »
Echoing a lot of what has been said.  I look forward to

* Not having to wake up at unnatural hours to beat traffic to get to work.
* Not feeling watched by coworkers if I dare to have Youtube playing music in the background.
* Not staring out the window at the sunny day I am missing thanks to working hours.
* Not scanning Reddit because I am required to be in that seat, even if I don't have work to do.
* Not considering "does this make me look more employable" in every interaction with my boss.
* Not having "Inspirational" money giving programs that limit how much you can recognize hard work.
* Not being tired all the time.


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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #331 on: April 25, 2019, 02:05:50 PM »
I have a direct report who is indescribably annoying, incompetent and just plain weird.  She thinks she is excellent.  She desperately wants to engage people in dialogue about grand social issues at all times.  Her behavior is horrible in meetings.  She has tenure and I cannot get rid of her.  Every email she sents is pages long, incoherent and chock full of academic jargon.  She must have some kind of untreated mental health issue or personality disorder, but no matter how much I read, I can't put my finger on what it is.

I want to never hear her ask another pointless question.

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« Reply #332 on: April 25, 2019, 02:24:59 PM »
Echoing a lot of what has been said.  I look forward to

* Not having to wake up at unnatural hours to beat traffic to get to work.
* Not feeling watched by coworkers if I dare to have Youtube playing music in the background.
* Not staring out the window at the sunny day I am missing thanks to working hours.
* Not scanning Reddit because I am required to be in that seat, even if I don't have work to do.
* Not considering "does this make me look more employable" in every interaction with my boss.
* Not having "Inspirational" money giving programs that limit how much you can recognize hard work.
* Not being tired all the time.

I think my Waze app thinks I am still mega-commuting as I occasionally receive alerts of traffic jams that were on my regular route to work.

One of my petty FIRE pleasures is smiling and deleting those alerts. NO MORE TRAFFIC JAMS is one of the pleasures of FIRE.

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« Reply #333 on: April 25, 2019, 02:27:13 PM »
Annoying laugh one girl makes. She does it all day long. Its like a partial laugh, almost an acknowledgment someone is talking to her, its not a real laugh. It is super fake and annoying to hear all day. If I say something I will probably be escorted out for harassing her so my best friend Bose takes care of it.

Whoa do we work in the same office? The woman who sits across from my cubical adds a huh huh huh after practically every sentence she says. I think she thinks shes clever/funny.  And she talks - a lot! Incredibly annoying.

I have one who laughs like a hyena.  At everything.  We have an open plan, hotdesk situation, which means you can hear her from everywhere.

I just got back from 2 weeks of school holidays.  I had forgotten about the laugh.

I used to work with THAT LOUD GUY...you know, the one you can hear his conversations even though he sits 3 aisles away.

Even his sneeze was loud. We had hurricane impact proof windows in the office, and every time he would sneeze the whole floor and windows would shake in their reverberations. I'm not exaggerating.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #334 on: April 25, 2019, 02:30:43 PM »
I used to work with THAT LOUD GUY...you know, the one you can hear his conversations even though he sits 3 aisles away.

Even his sneeze was loud. We had hurricane impact proof windows in the office, and every time he would sneeze the whole floor and windows would shake in their reverberations. I'm not exaggerating.

Yeah, you ordered hurrican-proof, but not sneeze proof! Different wave profile. Needs the sneeze safe(tm) upgrade!

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #335 on: April 26, 2019, 12:42:28 AM »
I used to work with THAT LOUD GUY...you know, the one you can hear his conversations even though he sits 3 aisles away.

Even his sneeze was loud. We had hurricane impact proof windows in the office, and every time he would sneeze the whole floor and windows would shake in their reverberations. I'm not exaggerating.

Yeah, you ordered hurrican-proof, but not sneeze proof! Different wave profile. Needs the sneeze safe(tm) upgrade!

Maybe he's actually secretly related to Superman. There was this one episode of Smallville where Clark got a cold and one of his sneezes blew all of the papers off the desk at the Daily Planet...

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #336 on: April 29, 2019, 07:24:09 AM »
I need to make up for lost time dedicating 80% of my energy to my career so far. My job is great, though it suffers from many of the annoyances described in this thread. The mission is inspiring, but the organization is like a wounded beast. After a decade plus and several attempts to fix it from the inside, Ive stopped believing it can be fixed.

I want to do less, and do it well. Pursuit of a state of grace, rather than a rolling catastrophe. I want to stop being the funnel of conflict just to get my job done because everyone is double-booked.

I want to have time for myself on weekdays, so weekends and evenings can be for my family with my full attention.

Some of these feel petty because I may be giving up great achievements for them. It would be nice to look up at the moon and say my hardware landed there. But Im not sure its worth the personal cost.

Yep, I too wanted my life back. Some aspects of my job should have been meaningful, at least on paper, but the personal cost was indeed too high for too many years.  I'm glad that over and I'm moving on to other things I need to do in life that were nearly ignored for decades.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #337 on: April 29, 2019, 10:40:45 AM »
Is there a thread for the reasons that we want our coworkers to retire???

I know a nice fellow who tells some amazing insider stories about our workplace. Eye popping stuff.

For a while I bought it all, then after spending even more time with him, he also started telling me about his gov't conspiracy theories which put all his workplace stries in question for me.

His stories are the kind that Steve Bannon might publish. He believes this all this stuff. I look forward to his happy retirement. I can't speed up my own retirement too much so his retirement is almost as good.

I really like my job and my workplace but when I am able, I'll happily stay home.
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« Reply #338 on: April 29, 2019, 11:12:34 AM »
screw the government by paying A LOT less income tax.  I can live on less than what I currently pay in income tax currently.  Which means my income tax will drop to approximately 15% of what I'm currently paying.  And that number will drop even further, once I get to 65, as there are more tax credits available to those 65 and older (at least for now).

+1

Made me laugh, made me cry in recognition.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #339 on: April 29, 2019, 12:26:24 PM »
screw the government by paying A LOT less income tax.  I can live on less than what I currently pay in income tax currently.  Which means my income tax will drop to approximately 15% of what I'm currently paying.  And that number will drop even further, once I get to 65, as there are more tax credits available to those 65 and older (at least for now).

+1

Made me laugh, made me cry in recognition.
it's depressing really, I got a nice pay bump earlier this year, and have some long term incentives maturing this year, it will bump me into the highest tax bracket.  The government will get 53.53% of the last dollar I earn.  It just pisses me off....If I wasn't already motivated to retire early and live on less, that really does it for me.   

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #340 on: April 29, 2019, 06:19:00 PM »
I share several of the same reasons already mentioned, but today I'm adding people in meetings with damned clicky pens to the list.

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« Reply #341 on: April 29, 2019, 07:21:43 PM »
Attending meetings, answering the phone, the long walk through the parking lot on cold winter days.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #342 on: April 30, 2019, 02:01:02 PM »
The password thing.  I have at least 50, many different user names too.  Some passwords have 2 damned user names.  I have a spreadsheet, there's literally no other way to keep track of them all.

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« Reply #343 on: April 30, 2019, 02:16:26 PM »
The password thing.  I have at least 50, many different user names too.  Some passwords have 2 damned user names.  I have a spreadsheet, there's literally no other way to keep track of them all.

1Password or LastPass.  I never type 99% of my passwords anymore.  There are few things in security that both increase usability AND security, but password managers are one of them.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #344 on: April 30, 2019, 03:13:00 PM »
The password thing.  I have at least 50, many different user names too.  Some passwords have 2 damned user names.  I have a spreadsheet, there's literally no other way to keep track of them all.

1Password or LastPass.  I never type 99% of my passwords anymore.  There are few things in security that both increase usability AND security, but password managers are one of them.

Unless you are an idiot who forgets the password to your stupid password manager. Grump grump.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #345 on: April 30, 2019, 03:48:30 PM »
The password thing.  I have at least 50, many different user names too.  Some passwords have 2 damned user names.  I have a spreadsheet, there's literally no other way to keep track of them all.

1Password or LastPass.  I never type 99% of my passwords anymore.  There are few things in security that both increase usability AND security, but password managers are one of them.
I have that at home, I'm talking about work though.  Yeah, not happening.  The spreadsheet is in a fairly secure location, it's what everyone does there.  Not the best thing, but I really don't have enough fucks to give to suggest they change policies.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #346 on: April 30, 2019, 10:08:14 PM »
A petty reason?  I hate getting black hands from whiteboard markers.  I'm a teacher and this drives me nuts.  It washes off easily, but retirement will mean no more whiteboards.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #347 on: May 01, 2019, 04:32:47 PM »
But I know I'm deleting hundreds of people that first day.

I'm definitely going the other way -- I'm going to add all my coworkers to my accounts so they can watch me being retired while they're all at work. Think I'll tag them in lots of office space and "the office" quotes, memes, etc..

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #348 on: May 01, 2019, 04:48:42 PM »
I don't want to hear "Person X (underling), keep me honest here" followed by a confidently stated declaration, when they don't know what they're talking about. They want the underling to save them from humiliation by either confirming the veracity of the statement, thus bolstering their position Or, if statement is inaccurate, dancing around awkwardly in an attempt to correct the information in a way that flatters the boss and doesn't read as a correction.

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Re: What is your most petty reason for seeking FIRE?
« Reply #349 on: May 02, 2019, 07:28:56 AM »
I never want to hear "very aggressive timeline" again